FILE OF LIFE
You can help us help you! That’s the idea behind our File of Life program.
The File of Life is a red plastic pocket where you can list your current medications and other information that will be helpful for firefighters to know if they ever respond to your home for a medical emergency. This includes your name, emergency medical contacts, other vital information, medications, dosages, allergies, recent surgeries, religion, doctor's name and a health care proxy.
All you need to do is fill out the form inside, put the completed form inside the magnetic red pocket and post it on your refrigerator door where firefighters can find it. Remember to update the information after doctor’s visits as medications change.
Firefighters will be handing out the free File of Life packets on medical calls. They’ll also be available at all 12 fire stations in our service area.
This program was made possible by a grant from North Region Emergency Medical Services.